11 children born to under 15s

 

There were 11 children born to single mothers under the age of 15 during 1995 in the Eastern Health Board catchment, according to statistics released by the board. There were a total of 5,105 infants born to unmarried single mothers that year.

Mothers in the 20-24 age group represented the largest single age category with 2,200 births, followed by the 25-29 group with 1,255 births. There were 62 births in the 40-44 age group and seven among women 45 or older.